The United State of America has threatened to impose 25 per cent tariff on Britain, France and Germany on European automobile imports if the countries refuse to accuse Iran of violating a 2015 nuclear deal.
The countries on Tuesday took a step to stop Iran from its nuclear programme having broken the terms of the deal.
The development might lead to the reinstatement of United Nations sanctions that were lifted under the accord.
According to the Washington Post, the three nations made the step to avoid a crisis over nuclear production which has added to the tension in the Middle East.
Washington further revealed that the latest threat by the US was intended to shift European foreign policy.
Recall that Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in 2018.
The US President, Donald Trump had vowed that Tehran will never have a nuclear weapon under his watch.